Article Category: Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity

Legal Rights on Choosing Your Own Care Home

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When choosing your own care home, it is presumed that you should get the final say in a decision that ultimately determines where you will be living. However, this is not always the case; our team explains below. In most cases, you can choose your own care home. The exception is if you are too… Read more »

5 Reasons to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document whereby you can give one or more persons (your attorneys) the authority to make decisions on your behalf, in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. There are two types of LPA; one deals with financial matters, and one deals with… Read more »

Medical Treatment – Can It Be Refused by an Advance Decision?

During such an uncertain time, many people have sadly been confronted with the reality of life and death. It has forced people to take action in ensuring their own lives are in order, and many people have begun making Wills among other things including an advance decision. What Is an Advance Decision? A Living Will,… Read more »

Why are Care Fees so Expensive?

It can be a daunting time for families placing a loved one into a care home, particularly in circumstances where that family member has lost the ability to make decisions for themselves. Aside from the health concerns that often bring about such a decision, there is the complex world of care fees to navigate. The… Read more »

SAS Daniels LLP raises the bar in legal rankings

North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has achieved its best ever rankings in national legal guides, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Rankings in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 are key to the firm’s credentials, recognising the firm’s specialist teams, based solely on merit, and reinforcing its proposition as ‘No ordinary law firm’…. Read more »

SAS Daniels LLP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Will to Remember’ scheme

Leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has joined forces with Alzheimer’s Society to support its latest initiative, ‘Will to Remember’, a subsidised voucher scheme for will writing and wealth planning. The ‘Will to Remember’ scheme enables users to confidentially select a local solicitor from Alzheimer’s Society’s approved participating solicitors and receive a discount… Read more »

The scandal of pensioners’ care costs

‘Hundreds of thousands of pensioners are being deprived of help with the cost of care because of “institutionalised financial abuse”. Campaigners say the system is so confusing and complex, they fear the elderly are given the wrong information to save councils and health authorities £462million a year. SAS Daniels LLP Elderley, Care and Mental Capacity… Read more »

Plan to protect your finances and more

I was recently talking to a financial adviser and we agreed that while people were generally happy to talk about investment and pension planning to secure their future finances, the protection side of financial planning was often overlooked. What do we mean by protection? Essentially this is a matter of planning to deal with financial… Read more »

Cheshire residents given the opportunity to plan for the future

A leading expert in long term care planning is to give residents of Macclesfield and Chester the opportunity to hear essential information about the legal, general and financial issues surrounding long term care. The advice, being given at events in the two areas, will explain how the funding system works to enable people to plan… Read more »